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Classical 101

Going Green with ProMusica

FOUR AUDIO PIECES "Going Green" is the hot phrase these days.  ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is doing that musically this weekend with a program that gets us out into nature. Even if you're one of those for whom getting back to nature means  sitting under a tree while you check spreadsheets on your laptop, I promise you a painless trip into the great outdoors this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, ProMusica presents a program inspired by the beauty of nature ,which lets you appreciate the great outdoors in the beautiful indoors of the Southern Theatre. Vivaldi's ever-popular Goldfinch Concerto features ProMusica Principal Flutist Katie DeJongh.  Also on the program is Iridescent Prairies, a World Premiere by Rodney Rogers, Water Night for Strings by Eric Whitacre, and capping the evening is Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, the Symphony No. 6. I spoke with Conductor Timothy Russell about this weekend's program, a conversation you can hear below.  Down below, you can hear a vocal version of Water Night for Strings.  I hope you can join us at one of the performances at the Southern Theatre this weekend! -- Boyce Lancaster
Timothy Russell Concert Overview
Timothy Russell on Pablo Casals' Song of the Birds
Timothy Russell on Vivaldi's Goldfinch Concerto and soloist Katie DeJongh
Timothy Russell on Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

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